Master's programme in Maritime Engineering

The joint master's programme in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech universities – KTH (Sweden), Chalmers (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Aalto University (Finland), and NTNU (Norway) – and hereby combines these five universities lead expertise and long tradition in maritime engineering. Students begin their studies in this programme at one of the partner universities for year one and complete their studies at another university for year two, resulting in a double degree from the two universities.

Application closed

The application for the programme closed 16 January 2017

There is joint admission for the programme. This means that all applications must be submitted through the DTU online application portal. You can expect information on admission results in April/March. In the application, you must indicate your study track and specify which universities you will attend in accordance to the mobility scheme. You must also include a motivational letter.

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the year spent at KTH is SEK 155,000. Tuition fees for partner institutions differ.
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

Degree awarded: Master of Science or equivalent, double degree
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Application deadline: To be announced
Location: KTH Campus (Stockholm, Sweden), Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland), Chalmers (Gothenburg, Sweden), DTU (Kopenhagen, Denmark) and/or NTNU (Trondheim, Norway)
School: School of Engineering Sciences (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme director.

Programme director: Anders Rosén

Study at two Nordic universities

The joint master's programme in Maritime Engineering is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. Nordic Five Tech is a strategic alliance consisting of:

Maritime Engineering at KTH

As an engineer graduated from this programme you will possess a deep theoretical knowledge of topics such as waves and wave loads; the interaction between water and structures; stability and dynamics of ships, small craft and platforms; propulsion; and advanced steel and lightweight structures. You will also have a high level of knowledge and experience of the design, construction and operation of ships, small craft and offshore structures, including technical as well as economic, social, and environmental aspects.

The programme is structured in two parts. In the first year the focus is on general maritime engineering and topics such as ship stability, resistance, propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring, ship and ocean structures, and initial ship design. In year two students specialize in one of the five study tracks: Ocean Structures (NTNU, Norway), Passenger Ships (Aalto, Finland), Ship Design (Chalmers, Sweden), Ship Operations (DTU, Denmark) or Small Craft (KTH, Sweden). You can hence choose to either take your first general year at KTH then continue with the specialization at one of the other universities, or start at another university and finalize with a specialization in small craft at KTH.

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The coordinator of the joint Nordic Master's programme in Maritime Engineering is DTU.

Degree project

The programme is finalised with an individual study in the form of a degree project. The project topic can, for example, be a small research project, an advanced engineering analysis or a design project and may be performed at a university or, more commonly, at a company with suitable infrastructure to provide sufficient supervision and resources. Students should be active in the process of finding a suitable project, but KTH can provide some assistance with information on relevant points of contact. Students are recommended to find a project in their country of permanent residence or in the country where they intend to start a professional career. Local rules for the degree project may vary depending on the choice of university for year two.

Careers

The multi-disciplinary character of the subject maritime engineering, and the structure and curriculum of this program, make the education relevant for careers in the maritime sector as well as in other fields. Within the maritime sector the Nordic countries are leading in a number of fields such as ship operation and design and construction of high-technology ships, small craft, and offshore installations. Other significant markets are for example found in other parts of EU and in the large shipbuilding nations in Asia.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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